#103: Writing Fluffy Stories in Thorny Times

Hi, Story Nurse, I just outlined a romance novella and I'm trying to figure out its setting. It's basically contemporary, with the obvious AU-ness that comes along with a functioning fantasy-genre-style system of magic—but who won in 2016? Has that election even happened yet in this 'verse? Can I write a simple fluffball escapist-fantasy romance … Continue reading #103: Writing Fluffy Stories in Thorny Times


#99: Developing a Supporting Cast

Just as protagonists in some ways embody the Big Idea of your story, supporting characters are often avatars of its themes.